December 3, 2007

La Paz Update December 2007

Posted in Newsletter at 6:32 pm by osmx

La Paz Update December 2007

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I hope that all of you had a Happy Thanksgiving.  Lots of Happenings at the moment here in La Paz.  We have been getting some scattered light rain showers the last couple days, which is a nice change and we need the water here in the desert.

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They were shooting a major movie here and in the surrounding areas a couple of weeks ago.  Some of the locals had the opportunity to participate as extras.

Sunday the 2nd will be the Club Crucero’s annual subasta (auction) held at Marina De La Paz.  It is a fund raiser to support the under privileged kids in the area with school materials, school lunches, medical help, and the old age home with food and clothes.

The third condo and other buildings are springing up out of the sand at Paraiso del Mar on El Mogote.  Property titles should start transferring March or April.

The powers that be are investigating the feasibility of building a convention center in La Paz.  La Paz will have two 5 star hotels with the construction of the La Posada hotel/condo rsort and the remodeling of the Fiesta Inn at Costa Baja to upgrade it to 5 star status.  Maybe some of the other hotels will upgrade to 4 star status.

Last weekend Costa Baja went all out for their dedication of the new Beach Club facility, Ampitheater and to launch their sales promotion for the next two areas of development; Vista Mar residences and Las Colinas hillside homes.  Prices strting about $360,000 USD.  Friday was the opening of the Beach Club which was held at sunset with wind surfers on the bay and of course a beautiful La Paz sunset with music, gourmet snacks and cocktails.  Saturday night invited guests were treated to a concert in the ampithearter (which was carved out of the mountain side) by the noted tenor Fernando de la Mora with soprano Monica Hernandez and El Mariachi Gama 1000. Paola Espinosa, winner of 3 gold medals plus other silver and bronze medals in diving was also in attendance.  The concert closed with a fireworks display bursting over the audiance.  Following the concert, gourmet snacks and cocktails were served in the Puebla Marinaro area.  Costa Baja is offering a special package of 5 days, 4 nights with use of the exclusive Beach Club, lunch and dinner at marina village restaurants and an excursion on the Sea of Cortez.  All for ONLY $299 per couple.  If you are interested in viewing these properties send me your complete contact information and the dates that you would like to come to La Paz and I will try to get reservations for your desired dates.  omni@osmx.com

I heard that our neighbors to the South in Cabo now have a Wal-Mart and Sams Club open.  In La Paz we have a new bed & breakfast open in the downtown area.  Rates start at $45 per day.  A new Mexican style restaurant opened on Allende next door to the English book store  Allende Books.  Good food.

The 40th Baja 1000 off road race finished in Cabo this year.  A 70 year old, Rod Hall won his class for the 19th time.  He is the only racer to have completed all 40 Baja 1000 races!

A couple new developments with view lots are now available for sale in El Centenario.  Hacienda Palo Verde development is one.  The other is La Paz Del Sol.  The first phase has 24 homes in a gated community.  Four models to choose from, with prices starting at $259,000 USD.  Now available just North of the city on the hill side are great view lots with homes starting in the $400,000 to $700,000 range.  Also available in the same area is a 10,000 square foot plus lot suitable for a condo project.  Great 180 degree view of the bay.

The old Grand Baja hotel that is being converted to condos had their sales opening today for the professional real estate agents (AMPI members).  The conversion will have 123 units of 1 and 2 bedrooms and a couple penthouses.  Most with a view of the bay.  Prices start at about $187,000 USD  Quite a few pre-sales have already been made.  Future plans include additional condo towers and villas with a couple tennis courts, pools and water sports facilities. 

I will be glad to show you any of these properties, just let me know when you are coming to La Paz.

I will be on vacation from December 20th and back in the office January 7th.  Any emails sent during that period will be answeed when I return.  Also the next updte will be a little late.

Enjoy the holidays.  There are so many I can’t remember them all.  Happy Hanukkah, Sinterklaas, Dia de virgen Guadalupe, Las Posadas, eid-Al Adha, Christmas Day, boxing Day, New Years Eve & Day, etc.etc.

FELIZ NAVIDAD Y PROSPERO AÑO 2008

Saludos

Gordon